Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon RCMP Historical Case Unit and the Yukon Coroner’s Office are working together to identify a man located deceased in Lake LaBerge, just north of Whitehorse, Yukon on 9 May, 2016.
The man was dressed in three layers of clothing, wearing size eight work boots, with a knife in a sheath on his belt. There was no identification located with the man and it is unknown how long he may have been in the water.
Medical and dental examinations suggested the following characteristics:
estimated age between 17-34 years old (in 2016)
height of 5’1″ – 5’4″
no tattoos or other identifying features such as scars
no dental fillings
missing upper left tooth
significant crowding of the upper and lower front teeth, with the two central upper front teeth being somewhat prominent.
The man was wearing size medium clothing, size eight Dakota steel toed and insulated work boots. The knife on his belt was a black handled “Shiv” hunting style knife.
The circumstances surrounding the man going into the water and in what location remain a mystery. Extensive investigation has been conducted over the past five years, however the man has not been identified. Recently, investigators have engaged Texas-based Othram Inc. to employ advanced DNA testing to assist with identification. Preliminary genetic analysis indicates the man has distant relatives living in Quebec, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The RCMP are continuing their work with Othram to identify this male as someone is missing their loved one.
If you have any information that may assist in this investigation, please contact the M Division Historical Case Unit via telephone 867/667-5550 or email [email protected]
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